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Creating a More Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Chances are that you’ve spent more time in your kitchen over the last couple of years than ever before. Considering an upgrade?  Some upgrades...

Free Our Gardens

July is the month we celebrate our country’s freedoms, often in our outdoor living spaces. It is also the summer month when our gardens...

A Great Free Resource for Gardeners

Did you know you could borrow a weed wacker or a rototiller for free? Yes, it’s true, for free.  In 2021, a partnership between...

The Return of the Garden Fairs

For the past two years, the annual garden fairs hosted by three prestigious horticulture institutions – the US National Arboretum, the Franciscan Monastery, and...

Enter Capitol Hill Home Photo Contest

In anticipation of the 65th anniversary of the Mothers Day Tour, the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS)  is holding a photo contest with the...

Plant Your Fritillaria Bulbs Sideways

I plan to buy some Fritillaria bulbs this fall. Judging from pictures they’re very tall and stunningly beautiful. But a gardening friend made a...

UP ON THE ROOF 2*

Someone once asked me “If you could tell your customers five things they should do to maintain their roofs, what would they be?” And...

In Praise of Crape Myrtles

Just like spring with the lovely cherry blossoms, Capitol Hill has exploded in dramatic colors throughout the Hill.  Bright pinks, fuchsia, lavender, and white...

Slamming the Door On Open Plan Living

My foyer has walls, which is a nice thing. It also has doors, which I’m also quite fond of. French doors, these are, of...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

I’ve killed another tree peony. I gave it good soil, lots of sun, and water. It lived three years, but this year no blooms...
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